#26 Lace and Fur Scarf by Helen Firing
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#26 Lace and Fur Scarf

January 2009
Fur Yarn by Paula Lishman Double-Stranded Silk
Fur Yarn by Paula Lishman Short Sheared Beaver Fur Yarn
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern using size 7 (4.5mm) needles and A
US 7 - 4.5 mm
343 yards (314 m)
Approx 52 x 7½"/132 x 19cm
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Pattern Description from Vogue Knitting, Winter 2008/09: “Helen Firing integrated a humanely harvested beaver yarn into a scarf with a traditional lace pattern, worked in two halves and joined at the center back. knit on a circular needle, the openwork is done primarily in Paula Lishman’s ‘Double Stranded Silk,’ interspersed with a single row of ‘Short Sheared Beaver Fur’ every several rows. After each fur row, the work slides to the other side of the needle so the fur can be carried up the side. To learn how this yarn is produced, go to furyarn.com.”

“Feather and fan scarf with fur stripes, made in two peices and joined at the center.”

Knitted Measurements: Approx 52 x 7½“/132 x 19cm


  • 1 3½oz/100g ball (each approx 300yd/274m) of Fur Yarn by Paula Lishman Double-Stranded Silk (silk) in natural (A)
  • 1 3oz/85g ball (each approx 43yd/39m) of Fur Yarn by Paula Lishman Short Sheared Beaver Fur Yarn (beaver fur) in vanilla (B)
  • Size 7 (4.5mm) circular needle, 16”/40cm long or size to obtain gauge
  • Large stitch holder or spare size 7 (4.5mm) straight needle
  • Glover’s needle (or very sharp sewing needle) and thread to match fur


  1. Scarf is worked in two separate panels and is joined by grafting using kitchener st.
  2. When not in use, fur yarn should be carried up the sides of work until needed.

Pages: 78 * 111-112.